GRK 501 - Biblical Greek 1
GRK 501 - Biblical Greek 1, a 4 credit hour course of studies in the Masters programs of Reformation Inteternational Theological Seminary.
Course Description: 4 credit hours.
This is the first course in the study of the Koiné Greek in which the New Testament was written. With the aid of 15 audio mp3 lectures on one CD or by download, a workbook, and a textbook, the student is led through the fundamentals of the language. In this study the student will learn NT Greek grammar and vocabulary as well as translation. Each lesson is built on the materials taught and learned in the preceding Lessons, so the Lessons are cumulative, not isolated. The lectures by Professor Richard Gainer are specifically designed to teach candidates for the Gospel ministry. However, the material is quite suitable for anyone to learn biblical Greek as well. This course is a prerequisite to taking GRK 502 (Biblical Greek 2).
Required Materials for the Course (see below for more information and purchase)
GRK 501 - Course Payment - Biblical Greek 1 (4 credit hours)
This covers the tuition payment for this 4 credit hour course.
TEXTBOOK (Required): New Testament Greek for Beginners (by J. Gresham Machen)
This book is required for the course and used throughout both GRK 501 & GRK 502. There are several book choices below. You only need to select one. There is no functional difference between the 1951 & 1923 editions for the purposes of this course.
Hebrew-Greek Bible (optional but highly recommended) by Trinitarian Bible Society and can be used throughout all Greek and Hebrew courses at RITS (GRK 501 & GRK 502 and HEB 601, HEB 602). A student only taking Greek may wish the Greek Bible below.
This vinyl bound hardback Bible of the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures was originally printed by the Trinitarian Bible Society in 1984 and again in 1998. The text is that which underlies the Authorized English Version or "Ecclesiastical Text". The Old Testament came originally in 16th century by Jacob ben Chayim, a Jewish Christian who collected as many manuscripts from around the world and collated them to produce the most complete printed Hebrew Old Testament possible. Originally published by David Bomberg in 1524-5, it became the standard edition of Hebrew Old Testament. It was repeatedly reprinted and became the basis for the Reformation-era translations. The Greek text is that also used by the Reformation-era Bibles. The two combined became known as the "received text". 2288 pp. ISBN: 978 1 86228 1165
Greek Bible (Strongly Recommended, not required): Koine Greek New Testament Text (by Trinitarian Bible Society) recommend for students who will only be taking Greek courses.
This is the Greek New Testament text underlying the English Authorized Version of 1611. As you become increasingly proficient in Greek, you will find consulting the actual text to be very useful. This is the text from which the Biblical Greek courses are taught. This is perhaps the lowest priced Greek New Testament text available.
LECTURES & Lecture Workbook: Greek Lectures (15) and accompanying workbook (DVD or DOWNLOADABLE VERSION with 15 audio MP3 lectures & PDF Workbook).
The lectures and workbook are by Prof. Richard Gainer using J. Gresham Machen's New Testament Greek for Beginners. These lectures only apply to GRK 501. The workbook is included with the lectures.
The audio lectures are in an MP3 format and are available on DVD audio or by download. DVD audio files are 70% larger in size and slightly better in audio quality due to less compression. Downloaded files are higher compression but very audible MP3 files but come by means of zipped files utiilizing either WinZip or the freely available 7zip.
PRINTED WORKBOOK: These are primarily for those who do not have access to computers or printers and need a "hard-copy" of the workbook to work from. At the present time, though, we do not have the lectures transcribed, so some access to an MP3 player will be necessary to listen to the audio files.
These materials are printed on regular size paper on one side only and come in looseleaf fashion. They are not recommended for most students.